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    Thick black sticky tar coming out of the ground

    Not quite sure what I've found, but it's a thick black sticky tar coming out of the ground in a National Forest. Not sure how to proceed IF it is actually oil. It's at the base of an ancient volcano and surrounded by peridotite and shale. Any ideas how to proceed? Thx in advance

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    Well Jed, could be good news.


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    Black gold, Texas tea. It belongs to the gov., none for me.
    I'm guessing there's no pipeline in the area.

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    Maybe the beginnings of a tar pit, another la brea.Dont become the first victim

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    Collect some and try to find out what it is. Keep quiet.
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    Oil used to be discovered that way. Then they'd know where to drill. But usually not tar. Tar pits. It's said the good tar is all gone. The stuff today doesn't repair itself like the tar from pits did. I don't know but I'm glad I'm not a roofer. On a hot summer day pouring hot tar on a roof? That's what a bad idea sounds like.
    Take a bit. If it's petrol based it will desolve in many things but gasoline or kerosene might be easyist. Will it burn? Taste?
    Chop wood..Carry water

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck8point View Post
    A RE-RUN!

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    Tar? I saw that coming out of the sidewalk on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, near the LaBrae Tar Pits. Sign of geologic activity. And it all belongs to the government 100%. And if a volcano is brewing there, oh oh!
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    INDEED!
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    Tick tock..
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Tar? I saw that coming out of the sidewalk on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, near the LaBrae Tar Pits. Sign of geologic activity. And it all belongs to the government 100%. And if a volcano is brewing there, oh oh!
    You do know they were still pumping oil in the area of Jefferson & Crenshaw up till the 1960s? While they were still drilling across the street from the bank they covered the derrick with what looked like canvas moving blankets. There were three wells towards the Coliseum in what would be Watts now. You used to see wells all the way to the coast, on down PCH clear to Huntington Beach A lot of the well heads can still be seen below the bluffs in Huntington. If you continue to the bluffs below Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach there's (I think it's still there) a swampy ditch that used to have crude in it & they were burning off the gas for years & years. All that production stopped because they had pumped out all the sweet oil & all that was left was the stuff mixed with salt water & it was too expensive to refine.

    Do a search in Google photos for oil wells in downtown L.A. and you'll be amazed! Everyone knows the La Brea Tar Pits because they're promoted, but oil production in the area is forgotten All this is from memories of jumping on the Red Cars, riding down to Newport Beach with Grandma. Oh, the tar pits belong to L.A. County & City. The state has a tiny interest.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

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    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

 

 

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